Wildfire burns 8 acres near Douglas/Josephine county line

A fire burned 8 acres Sunday before crews stopped the flames, the Douglas Forest Protective Association said.

ROSEBURG, Ore. - A fire burned 8 acres Sunday before crews stopped the flames, the Douglas Forest Protective Association said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact DFPA.

Firefighters from DFPA and the Oregon Department of Forestry arrived on scene just after 4 p.m. Sunday.

They found a fire burning through a planted unit of trees about 2 miles southwest of Glendale, near the Douglas and Josephine county line.

Crews worked through the night to contain the blaze, dubbed the Rattle Tank Fire.

Firefighters remained on scene Monday to mop up hot spots and secure the fire line.

In a statement, DFPA said "that several days of warm, sunny weather is enough to dry out landscapes and make them more susceptible to fire, even during the spring. Those working or recreating in wildland areas should be mindful of the changing fire conditions as we approach fire season."

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